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Giuliano Russo is a lecturer of health economics (Professor Auxiliar Convidado). He has over 15 years of professional experience in academia and public sector in Africa and Latin America.
His recent research has focused on pharmaceutical markets and health systems in low-income settings, the economics of human resources for health, and on the health aid architecture, with a geographic focus on Portuguese-speaking countries.
Giuliano holds an MSc in health economics from the University of York, and a Doctorate in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Giuliano’s key ongoing research projects are: (a) Study to evaluate the impact of the current economic and financial crisis on the supply of medical services in Portugal. Proposal winner of the 2014 Santander-Totta prize 2014-2016; (b) E-Pharmacare (PTDC/CCI-CIN/122690/2010), a study to analyse and improve information management of community pharmacy services in Portugal. FCT (€43.507), 2010-2014; (c) Physician dual practice in Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde and Mozambique. WHO and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (€45,000), 2012-2015; and (d) a study to develop new methodologies to monitor and evaluate EU health projects. EU-FP7 (€183,000), 2011-2014.
Giuliano has 16 publications to his name in peer-review journals like Health Policy and Planning, Human Resources for Health, Globalization and Health, Development Policy Review and Health Services Research. He has published on the economics of human resources for health, pharmaceutical markets in low-income countries and on aid effectiveness for the health sector.
Health care planning and financing for developing countries; Pharmaceutical price regulation; Pharmaceutical strategic product development; Public health institutions organisational analysis; Health sector investment plan; Medium-Term Expenditure Framework; Hospital cost analysis; HIV/AIDS services planning and budgeting; The economics of human resources for health in resource-poor settings; Aid architecture and effectiveness for the health sector; Cost-effectiveness evaluation for clinical trials and health programmes; Health technology assessment.
- McPake, Barbara, Giuliano Russo, and Fu-Min Tseng. “How Do Dual Practitioners Divide Their Time? The Cases of Three African Capital Cities.” Social Science & Medicine 122 (2014): 113–21. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.10.040.
- Russo, Giuliano, Lícia de Oliveira, Alex Shankland, and Tânia Sitoe. “On the Margins of Aid Orthodoxy: The Brazil-Mozambique Collaboration to Produce Essential Medicines in Africa.” Globalization and Health 10, no. 1 (2014): 70. doi:10.1186/s12992-014-0070-z.
- Russo, Giuliano, Barbara McPake, Ines Fronteira, and Paulo Ferrinho. “Negotiating Markets for Health: An Exploration of Physicians’ Engagement in Dual Practice in Three African Capital Cities.” Health Policy and Planning 29, no. 6 (2014): 774–83. doi:10.1093/heapol/czt071.
- Tyrrell, Amanda K., Giuliano Russo, Gilles Dussault, and Paulo Ferrinho. “Costing the Scaling-up of Human Resources for Health: Lessons from Mozambique and Guinea Bissau.” Human Resources for Health 8 (2010): 14. doi:10.1186/1478-4491-8-14.
- Russo, Giuliano, and Barbara McPake. “Medicine Prices in Urban Mozambique: A Public Health and Economic Study of Pharmaceutical Markets and Price Determinants in Low-Income Settings.” Health Policy and Planning 25, no. 1 (January 2010): 70–84. doi:10.1093/heapol/czp042.